Tag: eco-friendly

This short video gives you glimpses of a bicycle being made from junk car parts. Not enough info to actually build your own bicycle from scrap but intriguing enough to make you consider it. Read more on designboom. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

What would it be like to live in a 1978 Bluebird bus? Looks pretty good to me. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Don’t throw that old pallet away. Thirty-some uses for old pallets: lawn furniture, indoor furniture, planter, more planters, even more planters, livestock feeder, patio, and like that. A word of caution, though. I understand that wooden pallets are treated to prevent rotting (I presume). I don’t know what they’re treated with. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

CU-Boulder team develops new water splitting technique that could produce hydrogen fuel. Great idea but according to scientists it wouldn’t be cost-effective until the price of fossil fuels goes way up. Wouldn’t you think we humans could figure out a better metric than superficial dollar cost to promote smarter technologies that didn’t hurt the environment? […]

This goofy-looking helmet is made of old newspapers. Looks like an egg carton to me. Be sure to see the video of the “high-tech” process used to manufacture it. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Would you believe that a 250 lb. inventor spent a year and a half to make a cardboard bike that he rides? He was inspired by a fellow who made a cardboard canoe. Watch this! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

How to use one paper towel to dry your hands and save over 571 million pounds of paper per year if we all just did a very simple thing. Watch the above video by Joe Smith at TEDx to see how it’s done. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Take a look at this colorful recycled bottle cap flooring. By my calculation, you could cover a 10-foot square floor with bottle caps if you had around 14,000 of them. [via: cheezburger] TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Here’s imagination at work in a way I’d never thought of, upcycle a glove that’s lost its partner to make a stuffed chipmunk toy. Now that I’ve got the concept I’m thinking about using a leather glove to make a chipmunk with in-your-face street-smart macho attitude. Recycling, yes! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

It might not be the last word in comfort but this cardboard dress(?) certainly catches your attention. There’s more upcycled fashion here, too, like shoes made from recycled plastic bags, jewelry from vegetables, more shoes made out of Legos, and more. [via: Do The Green Thing] TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious